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US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

Top US officials expressed confidence Sunday that a cease-fire in northern Syria was holding despite skirmishes between Kurdish and Turkish forces.

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week

US troops from Syria expected to go to Iraq- Pentagon chief

US troops from Syria expected to go to Iraq- Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq

Turkey won't back down from Syria offensive: Erdogan

Turkey won't back down from Syria offensive: Erdogan

Turkey will not back down from its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria "no matter what anyone says", President Tayyip Erdogan said Monday

Turkey neutralizes 459 militants in Operation Peace Spring

Turkey neutralizes 459 militants in Operation Peace Spring

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Saturday that the number of PKK/PYD-YPG gunmen neutralized since the start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, has risen to 459.

Deadly car bomb rocks Kurdish town in Syria

Deadly car bomb rocks Kurdish town in Syria

Three civilians were killed Friday when an explosives-laden vehicle detonated in a busy neighbourhood of Qamishli, one of the main Kurdish towns in northeastern Syria, officials said.

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after US troops pulled back from the area

QRCS, QFFD cover dialysis costs for Syrians in Jordan

QRCS, QFFD cover dialysis costs for Syrians in Jordan

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has said its representation mission in Jordan has completed the ninth phase of a project to provide dialysis for Syrian kidney failure patients who live out of refugee camps.

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a ceasefire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago.

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with US counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone"

Missile attack kills 40 Syria militants after truce called: monitor

Missile attack kills 40 Syria militants after truce called: monitor

At least 40 militant leaders were killed Saturday after a missile attack targeted their meeting in northwestern Syria, hours after a Russian-backed ceasefire came into effect, a war monitor said.

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Air strikes on Syria's northwestern Idlib region stopped on Saturday after a Russian-backed ceasefire went into effect following four months of deadly bombardment, a war monitor said.